Techniques for interior and exterior basement waterproofing
Here’s why basement waterproofing is important: it prevents problems with your concrete foundation and it prevents problems with your wooden structural beams.
Ponding water can result in sagging floors and mold growth, both of which pose serious safety and health risks for your family. And if water saturates your concrete foundation, it can result in bowing or cracking walls—or worse, water-logged concrete foundation walls can fail altogether
To protect your home and your family, you will need to waterproof your foundation. This is no small task, as it requires a combination of both or either exterior basement waterproofing and waterproofing basement walls from the inside.
At Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we specialize in both exterior and interior waterproofing. Plus, we’re the exclusive partner of the the Midwest’s leading basement waterproofing system, Hydraway, who trusts only the best waterproofing companies with installing their product.
Plus, we offer free consultations to homeowners just like you who are looking for a long-term basement waterproofing solution. This gives us a chance to devise a waterproofing plan that will alleviate your home’s water drainage problems. We even offer free estimates for the necessary work.
Give us a call. We’ll let you know exactly what our plan is, and how much it might cost.
Your home’s wet basement can lead to mold, sagging floors and failing basement walls.
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For interior basement waterproofing, we always recommend the Hydraway system, as it gives an escape route to any pooling water in your basement. Hydraway even has a system for relieving hydrostatic pressure against your concrete foundation walls.
Here’s how it works. Our Hydraway system is placed below your basement floor where the floor and the footing meet to catch the water before it ever enters. The water will then flow through the Hydraway 2000, which will drain the pooling water and transport it away from your foundation walls. The Hydraway 300 is designed as a bridge that is placed on the wall and under the floor to capture any water where the wall and floor meet. This relieves hydrostatic pressure and prevents foundation failure.
Once all excess water is captured, it is captured by the Hydraway 3000 below the floor, and drained to the Helitech sump system which pumps the water outside, far away from your home’s foundation.
To learn more about Helitech’s waterproofing techniques, click here.
Exterior basement waterproofing
Effective waterproofing plans begin with preventing foundation leaks in the first place. This means installing yard drainage systems, so water doesn’t gather around your foundation walls. Not only does water weaken your concrete walls, but it can also cause a build-up of hydrostatic pressure—the pressure caused by water buildup behind a foundation wall—which can lead to cracks and basement flooding.
To read more about exterior basement waterproofing, click here.
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When I first found out I had a water problem in my basement, I was worried, to say the least. 100-year-old home with a leaky basement, not an easy fix. I called several different waterproofing companies. Helitech responded the fastest and when it was all said and done they gave …
Jeff M. — 7.27.2017
St. Peters, MO
I really liked the professionalism of Randy & Kevin and their knowledge. Kevin did an excellent job repairing the wall crack. He was fast, clean & provided several recommendations for maintaining my house. I would highly recommend him to other clients.
Esther S. — 9.28.2017
I had a wonderful experience working with Helitech. They did a very good waterproofing my basement and left the workplace cleaned up. So far everything is working fine we will get a real test in the rainy season.
Danny T. — 1.9.2016
I recently had Helitech waterproof my basement after years of battling water problems. I had many other contractors promise me they could fix my problem with no success. After meeting with Helitech I was once again optimistic that my problems could be solved. The Helitech representative explained the scope of …
Elaine R. — 9.15.2017
Rock Island, IL
Over the past two days, Foreman Chris Underwood and laborers C.J. Holman and Devan Kaulkner were at my condo repairing the basement wall and installing a drainage pipe. These Helitech employees were stellar in all areas. They were organized and went to work immediately. During the process we encountered a …
Dana Z. — 4.14.2017
One area of our basement was leaking following periods of excessive rain. This was approx. 5 years ago. We called upon Helietech to help resolve our issue. They were prompt & courteous and found the issue quickly and sealed the area of concern. Not one single issue since then. We …
Elizabeth N. — 1.4.2018
Glen Carbon, IL
I am writing to let you know how pleased I am with the work done at my residence yesterday by three young men from the North Office. Their names are Tyler Moore, Derrick Ruffus and Matthew (not sure of the last name). They were very professional, prompt, and courteous. The …
Mike M. — 6.19.2017
St. Louis, MO
Dean H & Corey G were very hard workers. As well as very understanding. I did not have anything to do today so I was outside the entire time they were working. They explained everything they were doing as I continually pestered them with questions. Oh yeah, the work turned …
Jason G. — 6.30.2017
Helitech is fantastic. The garage floor and a few other concrete areas at our house had sunk. We were selling our home and had to make repairs as a contingency of the sale. We received bids from 5 different companies and ultimately selected Helitech. Helitech was confident they could lift …
Steve T. — 1.4.2018
Good job by Alex P, Chris A and Dwayne H working on our house. Job well done.
Chris B. — 7.28.2017
Osage Beach, MO
We HAD a water leak in the foundation where the original house connected to an addition. I contacted 3 companies to come out and tell me what the problem was and how to fix it. 2 of the companies wanted to put in sump pump systems at a cost of …
Danny L. — 11.2.2017
I’m writing to extend my appreciation to all the folks that worked on my foundation. Everyone involved with this project deserves accolades for their work. I’m very happy with the result. I recently had a very bad experience with Pier Magic. They had to come out numerous times to fix mistakes …
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